This past weekend I went to both the Vegan Holiday Festival and a vegan thanksgiving-food themed potluck at the home of Joanna, of Yellow Rose Recipes. Above is the small vanilla soft serve from Blossoming Lotus, that came with nut and chocolate chip topping.
I went to two cooking demos, from Blossoming Lotus and Vegan Chef Beverly Lynn Bennet. Unfortunately, I became very ill that evening, and it seems that Blossoming Lotus food may have been the common theme between others who did as well. However, their soft serve is good enough for another visit, it's like vanilla beans just hung out in the machine - so sweet.
I was happy to meet both Julie Hasson, who's working on the Vegan Cooking DVD, and Kris, from Squirrel's Vegan Kitchen, at the Herbivore table, where I bought Thomas a birthday gift.
Both these lovely ladies recognized me, which I was surprised by since I'm partially blonde these days. So if you're looking for me, apparently I do really look like my photo!
My crappy photo of the fest! You can see the veggie dog cart on the left side.
Onto food from Joanna's PPK pre-thanksgiving potluck:
Dinner with all the works. I brought the sweet potato pie casserole from my last post, you can see some in the top center of this plate.
Karla made Maple Mustard Potatoes and green beans from VWAV.
Michelle and Aaron's Zesty pasta salad.
More of my hazelnut and red wine stuffed mushrooms.
Karla also made baked tofu, which I want to know more about.
Joanna's crazy colorful root veggies.
Joanna's olive foccacia.
Joanna's salad with figs.
Last but not least, Thomas and I brought maple cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.